Category Archives: Southern California

Unusual and otherwise tasty cuisine from Southern California including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties

Let The Chips Fall Where They May

Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop Santa Barbara, California When you’re a European-born chef trained in classical French cuisine, it only stands to reason that the obvious thing to do in order to utilize your culinary talents is to open a … Continue reading

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Sons Of The Pioneers

Pioneer Chicken (Bab Han Kki, One Bite) Koreatown (Los Angeles), California Those who were living in Southern California in the 1970s may recall a time when Pioneer Pete was circling the wagons and flipping the bird at The Colonel; Pioneer … Continue reading

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Pinoy Noir

Dollar Hits Filipinotown (Los Angeles), California Apparently, no one went over the food truck rule book with Filipino upstarts Dollar Hits. For starters, the mobile kitchen isn’t – you can always find them on the middle of a block on … Continue reading

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You Only Live Twice

Papoo’s Hot Dog Show/Umami Burger/Honeybaked Ham Burbank, California For over 60 years, The Hot Dog Show (later Papoo’s Hot Dog Show) stood its ground on a busy street corner diagonally across from the oldest Big Boy in the U.S. (both … Continue reading

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You Can Call Me Al

Cassell’s Hamburgers Los Angeles, California In the never-ending battle for burger supremacy in Los Angeles, heavyweights such as Father’s Office, Umami Burger, Plan Check, and even In-N-Out duke it out over hot grills across the Southland; but if you were … Continue reading

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